PMTC/YLG Driven to Lead Program

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honoured the Graduates of the 2nd ever Driven to Lead Program in a virtual ceremony that was part of their Annual Conference on June 17th.

The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) are pleased to announce they will be offering the ‘Driven to Lead’ program again in 2021. The first Driven to Lead program was completed in May of 2019, and was an amazing success on all levels, with over 20 people attending individual module’s, and 12 people graduating from the entire 4 module course! We are also thrilled to have KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. ( and TransRep Inc. ( committing to be the title sponsor of this program for the second straight year!!

“Their support of this program, and their commitment to the education of transportation industry professionals is second to none. Their commitment to this program helps subsidize the costs for those who register to attend”, stated PMTC President Mike Millian.

“Education is part of our core business at KRTS Transportation Specialist Inc and Transrep Inc. Our future leaders need to have the availability to be offered first class programs like those created and delivered by Eagles Flight. We have many valued customers who are members of the PMTC and continuing on as a sponsor for the second Driven to Lead program was an easy decision” commented Jamie Richardson-Phillips, Business Development and Customer Care of Transrep.

The ‘Driven to Lead’ program is an experiential, practical leadership program that will take participants through hands-on and impactful exercises focusing on topics like culture, teamwork, accountability and strategy. It is intended for both up-and-coming and current leaders who are looking to advance and develop their personal and professional skills.

The program will once again be facilitated by Eagle’s Flight ( at their facility in Guelph, Ontario. Eagle’s Flight is known as a global leader in education for their approach to delivering training programs that are business-relevant and invoke lasting behavioral change.

The program consists of four separate full-day modules. Participants can elect to complete the entire ‘Driven to Lead’ program or select individual modules. Graduates of the entire program (all four modules) will receive free registration for the PMTC’s annual conference in June of 2021, (values for Member and non-member will be announced January 2021). Graduates will be presented with their diploma during a ceremony at the conference. Graduates of individual modules will receive a certificate of completion for the module(s) they complete. 

Module 1 =  Creating a Culture of Accountability
Module 2  = Building and Leading Teams
Module 3 = Communicating for Impact
Module 4 = Coaching for Results

Both PMTC members and non-members are welcome. 

Not a member of the PMTC and the YLG? Take advantage of our trial membership offer. For $125, you can experience the benefits of YLG membership and member pricing for a 1-year trial period. For more information, e-mail Annette Kieft at, or call 905-827-0587.

This program is being offered as part of the YLG’s on-going mission to bring value to the next generation through education, discussions and networking. Get out! Get involved! Get inspired!

Testimonials from our 2020 Program 

“The Driven to Lead Program was absolutely fantastic! The hands-on learning environment kept it very interesting and easy to stay involved. I learned so much in this program and use these techniques daily. I highly recommend this program to anyone in our industry.” Samantha Clarke, Commercial Driver Solutions Manager, KnowledgeSurge Institute Inc.

“I recommend the Driven to Lead program because, it answers the communication, problem solving, delegating, giving/receiving feedback, conflict resolution, organization and motivation skills anyone needs to be in possession of good leadership skills and have the required expertise to be successful to manage a team and lead a project to the end and so much more!” Josette Angers, Senior Account Executive, Turbo Images Inc.

“Driven To Lead was the first leadership training I have taken part in, and I gained a newfound confidence and trust in my abilities after graduating from the program. The trainers are very experienced and communicate effectively to the students, making it a fun atmosphere to learn and grow as a leader. I learned a lot about myself and how to be a leader in different situations, and I am excited to put my new skills to the test as I move forward in my career.”
Danny Cerino, Account Executive, Turbo Images Inc.

"When I joined the program, I was very excited to meet and exchange with other professionals of the Transportation Market. It turned out to exceed all of my expectations! The quality of the content and the people we meet is unparalleled. I am very glad to be part of this group of Young Leaders." Charles Veilleux, VP of Sales and Marketing, Turbo Images Inc.

Testimonials from our 2019 Program 

“The hands on leadership techniques taught valuable topics including culture, teamwork, accountability and strategy. Combining teamwork, professional and personal experiences as well as observations to effectively l earn new leadership methods. Extremely helpful, creative, inspiring and eye opening for any leader in the transport industry. I would highly recommend the Driven to Lead program to anyone in the transport industry.”
George Cierpich, Metro Truck Driving School.

“I have taken leadership programs offered by other organizations and facilitators, and it doesn’t hold a candle to D2L…Extremely valuable for current and future leaders.”
Kelly Perez, Director, Zavcor Training Academy.

“What we learn always applies at work and are great tools for both new and experienced leaders.”
Sud Malhotra, Fleet Manager @ Powerbev Inc.

Earlier this year, I participated in the Driven to Lead program, hosted by the PMTC Young Leaders group and sponsored by KRTS and TransRep. By participating in this course I have learned how to communicate more impactfully and effectively with my team and different strategies for coaching, leading and building stronger teams within the company. By implementing the strategies learned, we as a team have created a stronger sense of culture within the company! The learnings and takeaways from this program are invaluable and serve me and my team everyday. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have participated in and completed this program!
Jessica Griffiths, National Account Executive Motive Media

Congratulations To The Graduation Class Of 2020! 

Hin Kwok Tsang
(Clarke Transport Inc)
Angela Munsterman
(Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited)
Samantha Clarke
(KnowledgeSurge Institute)
Kim Sytsma-Hill
Annette Kieft
Victor Pereira
(Revolution Staffing)
Marco de Bruyn
(Staebler Insurance)
Cindy May
(Staebler Insurance)
Tori Hayward
(Staebler Insurance)
Jodie Weiler
(Staebler Insurance)
Monish Mehta
(Trailer Wizards)
Danny Cerino
(Turbo Images)
Charles Velleux
(Turbo Images)
Josette Angers
(Turbo Images)

2019 Graduating Class:

Gabriel Charland
(Praxair Canada Inc)
Darrin Connick
(Auction Transport Inc)
Joanna Mendoca
(Staebler Insurance)
Marcy Berwick
(Danby Appliances)
George Cierpich
(Metro Truck Driving School)
Jessica Griffiths
(Motive Media)
Sudhanshu Malhotra
(ColdHaus Direct)
Marcus Mares
(Trimble Transportation)
Kelly Perez
(Zavcor Training Academy)
Andy Persaud
(Clarke Transport Inc)
Nandita Ramroop
(Clarke Transport Inc)
Matt Richardson
(KRTS Inc)